So, I finally decided to try this product. I had read some of the reviews and it sounded like some people were having trouble with the applicator itself. I see what they were talking about! I managed to break the seal, and proceeded to push down the plunger to dispense the product. It leaked a bunch from the back of the plunger, ACK!!! Since I had a large amount on my fingers, I just rubbed it into my hands. My hands are dry, red, and I occasionally have eczema flairups. I work in the food industry, so I am always, always washing my hands! I think I will continue using this product on my hands until it's gone, because it seems to be doing a good job of soothing my tired, angry skin.